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Jan 20, 2013 6:30pm PST
on the path of we want the democracy no matter what. playing defense in that way is limited. but more importantly, the senate resolution 4, which is what will be discussed in the caucus next tuesday before it comes to the senate floor, would maintain, in fact, it would strengthen the filibuster. it would actually say, filibuster, good, you have to talk. both sides would have to talk because the majority would have to talk as well. so what we're talking about is not limiting the rights of the minority, we're talking about getting issues on the floor of the u.s. senate starting next week. >> the 112th congress just ground to a halt, absolutely nothing done. the word record in recorded history. how did we get into this fix? >> well, starting in the '70s, it got worse and worse and worse. it used to be the filibuster was rare. very, very rare. so in lyndon johnson's tenure as majority leader which ended when he was vice president in january of '61, there was one filibuster in his six years. and harry reid's six years, almost 400. that's the contrast. it's gradual. the right to filibuster
PBS
Jan 21, 2013 9:00pm PST
in this country do not have collective bargaining rights and the 12% who do are constantly fighting a defensive battle. how do you change that? is labor dying? >> i think the way we change that is that part of the agenda, the economic justice part, but the democracy part goes with it, but on the economic justice front, part of it is to get the partners which they are now, the greens, the civil rights, the students, the others, to say we're never going to restore a decent economy here if working people have no rights. if people can't bargain with their employers, there's no place in the world where people who can't bargain raise their wages. in fact they get wage cuts on a continuing basis. and so i think that our strategy is to link core issues together so that it's not just quote, "labor," or particularly organized labor, as you said 12%, and that includes the public sector. private sector's under seven percent. it's notust labor talking about work's rhts. it's a of who have a vision of economic justice, let's do something about economic inequality. let's figure out how to stimulate the deman
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